Optometrist - Pinckneyville

Wexford Health Sources, the nation's leading innovative correctional health care company, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.
At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.
Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a part-time Optometrist, 10 hours per week, to join our team of healthcare professionals at the Pinckneyville Correctional Center in Pinckneyville, IL.
The Optometrist is responsible for examining eyes, administering sight tests, giving advice on visual problems and prescribing and fitting glasses or contact lenses. The proper candidate will also work effectively with patients, medical and nursing staff, security staff at all levels, administrative and support staff and consulting physicians.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Examines the eyes of patients of all ages to detect signs of injury, disease, abnormality and defects in vision.
Checks for signs and symptoms of general health conditions.
Communicates with patients to get detailed case histories.
Uses specialist electronic equipment for diagnosis and testing.
Writes prescriptions for glasses, contact lenses and other optical appliances.
Other duties as required and/or assigned.
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.
Standard medical setting within a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with offenders/patients, correctional staff, and health care personnel.
Minimum Requirements
LICENSING: Must have a current state Optometry license.
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification.
EDUCATION: Minimum three (3) years practicing optometry.
Skilled in recognizing the symptoms of shock and fainting.
Must be prepared to provide necessary aid and directed during procedures.

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